Do you know what one of the most popular pages on my website is? Book Reviews! And when I look up the statistics for my site over the last couple of years, almost half of the top posts are … yep. Book reviews. I shouldn’t be surprised.
Most readers love to hear about great new books and favorite authors, so I’m going to continue the trend I started last year. Below are the best books I’ve read this year (ones I didn’t do individual book review posts on) that earned a 5-star rating from me.
Side note: If you want to know what I think of more books, check out the nonfiction books I’ve reviewed on my blog by clicking here OR join me on GoodReads by clicking here! You can also check out similar posts I did last year about my top reads by clicking here and here!
Best Reads 2019: Fiction Books
1. Giver of Wonders: How a Christmas Tradition Began by Roseanna White.
I love Roseanna White’s writing, and I love all things Christmas, including Santa Claus. This gem is the story of Nicholas, the boy who loved God to the point that he would practice love and generosity until his name became legend. Lose yourself in Greece in the late 200s and consider the heart that strove to seek God and His kingdom first.
2. Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin.
Lynn Austin did an incredible job of bringing the events of the Old Testament to life. In this fictional tale using as much as possible from biblical and historical sources, learn about Hezekiah, Zechariah, Molech and more in this intriguing, sometimes heartbreaking, look at the kingdom of Israel.
3. Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon.
I truly enjoy Irene Hannon’s books. They are full of intrigue while giving you decent chunks of the puzzle. Her characters are real, flawed but genuine, and her storylines are interesting. If you love a good suspense in the modern era, consider the Guardians of Justice series, starting with Fatal Judgment.
4. The Inn at Ocean’s Edge by Colleen Coble.
Colleen Coble is an excellent romantic suspense author. In this contemporary book, she beautifully weaves a tale of amnesia with an amazing twist I didn’t see coming for quite a while.
My Best Reads: Nonfiction Books
1. Prayer Warrior Book of Prayers by Stormie O’Martian
An excellent resource for those learning to pray as well as those who just want to revitalize their prayers! The author offers sixty prayers on a wide variety of topics, often pulling from Scripture.
2. Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking by Andy Sernovitz
One of those books that I rarely put my highlighter/pen down, and I dog-eared some pages to go back to as I put some of his suggestions into practice. I read it and will use it from an author’s perspective, but anyone with a product or service to sell will find this book helpful.
What about You?
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